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Firefighters Brendan Weatherwax, Bradley Gardipee and Richard Orton of A1 Fire Services in Lolo.

DAVID ERICKSON, Missoulian

Here's the latest Montana fire news, as of Wednesday morning.

How you can help: Here is information on how to help. And even more info on how to help.

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Finally, a reprieve: Alice Creek fire lines held well during Tuesday's red flag conditions. The fire area is not under a red flag warning Wednesday for the first time in several days. It is 10 percent contained.

Good news: Rain could be (fingers tightly crossed) on the way to Montana. The mountains may see snow.

Waterton fire: Canada's fierce Kenow fire forced the closing of the Chief Mountain border crossing and threatened the historic Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park. Although the Waterton Lakes townsite appears intact, according to Parks Canada, a video widely shared on social media showed the park's visitor center gutted by the fire.

Glacier evacuations: Though the weather outlook is optimistic across parts of the state, evacuations were issued Wednesday for areas of Glacier National Park, including Apgar campground and village and portions of West Glacier. Strong winds created by a cold front are cited as reasons for the increased fire danger.

More aggressive approach: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires as the smoke-choked West faces one of the worst fire seasons in a decade.

Wildfire photos: Our photographers have been documenting this summer's fire season and its effects. Here are the photos.

Historic fires: 2017 has been a rough fire season. Here are photos of some of Montana and Yellowstone's biggest fires

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Derby fire aerial

A cluster of cabins near Beehive are all burned in this aerial view of the Derby Fire Thursday. The fire burned more than 26 residences from Bridger Creek to the Stillwater River.

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